I usually only pick up all the Tunnels and road assistance. You should at least hear 47.3000 C110,9.
Culpeper has only two dispatchers working, but additional Div 2 Troopers have come on duty. What good does it do to bring on more Troopers when there are no dispatchers answering the phone? Because the State of Emergency is only for the southern half, does that mean VSP can't call in more dispatchers for Culpeper? Frederick Co. can't get thru on the phone to coordinate a five car auto ped wreck on I-81. They did eventually get thru to a Trooper on SIRS who relayed to Culpeper who said they were aware of wrecks all over Frederick Co.Fairfax is starting to get bad. VSP is staying busy with wrecks and disabled vehicles.
The dispatcher said "we only have 2 dispatchers working". Perhaps she wasn't counting the Ch 3 side, but I took it to mean that there was only one dispatcher/call taker working each channel. Will STARS have PSAP to PSAP TG's? Ideally there would be multiple PSAP TG's for different geographical areas. Using plain jane interop TG's for PSAP to PSAP results in too much traffic on days like today. Of course if there are no extra dispatchers on-duty, the hardware makes no difference.Also, was 2nd Division really only working with TWO dispatchers/call-takers? I haven't heard of a VSP comm center working with only two (except on some midnight shifts) in years.
... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE... SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES.
* TIMING... BEGINNING BETWEEN 4 PM AND 6 PM... ENDING BETWEEN 4 AM AND 6 AM.
* TEMPERATURES... MID 30S THIS AFTERNOON... DROPPING BELOW FREEZING DURING THE MID EVENING.
* WINDS... EAST 5 MPH OR LESS.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.